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Old 09-07-2009, 09:36 AM
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It seems to me several of you have longarm machines. Are they just for your own personal use or do you quilt for others? Just curious. I've often thought about one since I send my quilts out, but I can't afford one and would have no place to put it anyway.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:43 PM
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I do quilt for others, and quilt my own. They are space hogs! I'm fortunate in that I share the machine with a lady who also owns a former church building, where she used to have a quilt store.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:53 PM
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I have a Tin Lizzie that I bought used as a retirement present for myself. I only quilt my own quilts and a few for my close friends. I don't plan to quilt for profit, that seems to take the fun out of it. I enjoy my Lizzie and quilt a lot, always remembering how blessed I am to have it.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:04 PM
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Shelly is so fortunate to have the big space for her machine. My house is small, we took out our kitchen table to set up my machine. I can't open my microwave all the way! (I do have prioritys)
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:58 AM
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That sounds like a great arrangement. Thanks for responding.
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:59 AM
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Oh Mary - that's too funny about the microwave - but I hear ya! Priorities!
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:12 AM
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I have a Nolting Fun Quilter.
I just quilt for myself & a few close friends.
I feel it would take the fun of it if I did it for a business.
Plus I'm too busy to find the time.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:42 AM
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I have a Bailey 15", when I can afford it I'll get a real longarm and when I get good enough I will do it for money to help pay for it! I have a spare bedroom to set it up in but still have another 3 ft. section of table that I did n't have room for.
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I've had a grace frame and juki for years, my DD and I share it. It sits in the corner of the family room....my DH is very tolerant of my "hobby".....
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Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
I have a Tin Lizzie that I bought used as a retirement present for myself. I only quilt my own quilts and a few for my close friends. I don't plan to quilt for profit, that seems to take the fun out of it. I enjoy my Lizzie and quilt a lot, always remembering how blessed I am to have it.
exactly what she said.

mine is in the now almost-finished basement. just finished enough to use it for this purpose.
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